Nigeria: Gov’t Wants Election Delayed, INEC Says No
The head of Nigeria’s electoral body on Friday maintained that elections set for next month will still take place, despite concerns about whether voter cards will be distributed in time.
Nigeria’s national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told a conference in London on Thursday that the February 14 poll should be delayed to ensure that registered voters received their cards.
But the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, said there had been no discussion on postponement.
Asked whether the presidential and parliamentary vote will still take place as planned, he told delegates at a meeting in Abuja: “I have said so.